Rockfax Description
An old favourite. It gives good crack and wall climbing on wonderful rock. Start below the cracks 3m right of the block. Climb the cracks to a break. Move up then left to a hidden flake hold and pull back right and up to another crack. Finish direct. © Rockfax

FA. M.Learoyd 27.10.79 27/Oct/1979

Ticklists: High Quality Adventure routes.

gingernick 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Great climbing

with Darrell, Alex Duckett
tebs 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Tim
HimTiggins 23/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Bart
Hidden 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
FredTB 02/Sep/16 2nd
markfairbank 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 29/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd
wilchivs 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Soft at the grade. Jugs and good gear the whole way

Jess patel 27/Aug/16 Lead

first E1 on lead :) lovely climb

with mike thomas
Pete Wimbush 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/Aug/16 Lead

Amazingly had never done this one before. The climbing was easy after all the limestone sport training we'd done but the gear placing was all new and fiddly! V nice route.

with Kev
Luke Brooks 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Kate
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
aiyer 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Pete
anthony.mayne 13/Aug/16 2nd dog

Struggled on the steep part 3/4 of the way up. Keen to try again once my technical grade has improved.

with Mark S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/16 2nd
pearson9596 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Mel
Stanners 10/Aug/16 Lead O/S

obviously brilliant but can tell I have been doing a lot of sport climbing lately..got really annoyed having to faff placing gear and got a little pumped doing so!

with Giles
Charlie Low 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Such a cool route! Pretty pumpy but with a great rest in the middle at the flake.

with Chris WT
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead dog
Dizz 06/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Paul Tanton
PaulTanton 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Liz
arthur_de_briton 06/Sep/15 Lead
with cat mckenna
NancyJones 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Justin T 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Nancy
spenser 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic route! Richard said it was a wall climb on little crimps so I was rather surprised to get in a series of bomber fist jams! Not much gear in the top half but it felt ok at the grade to me.

with Richard Hopkinson
harold walmsley 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Started to rain just before the top so had to finish quickly

with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 09/Aug/15 2nd dog

Required a tight rope in the rain!

HimTiggins 06/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Jon
gurumed 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with gjd
gjd 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Gurumed
Rob Rocket 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Scooter Young 24/Aug/14 2nd
Dizz 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with David, tony
Dave Reeve 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Tough at the start

Jon_dL 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Very good! quite hard!

with Claire Muir
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Superb can't believe they demoted this to 2 stars.

with Andrew Bevan
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead dog
PaulTanton 19/Apr/14 2nd rpt
Lessworkmoreclimbing 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Kev
The Grist 19/Apr/14 Lead
Jim Slater 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Maia
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd dog
alastairbegley 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Felt pretty hard and runout at the top

Slick 12/Apr/14 2nd
Sarah Black 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 12/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Alison McBride, Ken McBride
John Nuttall 31/Aug/13 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd rpt
MartinWilliams87 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf
with Emma Grant
Dan Hostford 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with George Hostford
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead
pebbles 24/Aug/13 2nd

alis lead. sustained but well protected

with ali
Harri777 24/Aug/13 2nd
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Ally Smith 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Aly
jkarran 24/Aug/13 2nd

Tricky start and sharp to finish.

with Simon
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Adie
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
nickstephens 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
gg4419 11/Aug/13 2nd
tobydunford 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Oli
RachelP 08/Jun/13 2nd

gulls nesting at the bottom, no restriction, but didnt see them until we were in. one got pretty agitated swooping in on the belay, a little distracting...luckily no poo!

Hidden 18/May/13 2nd dog
khalidq 18/May/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Powell
duncan 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Quite tough E1.

Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
pembrokeshirecaver 28/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Kirill 25/Aug/12 2nd dog

Seconded Charles after failing to lead it.

cem 25/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 2nd
riven 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Joe T
stephenedwards 06/May/12 2nd dog
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt
will9911 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Alison
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Ollie B 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with G.Lewis
Monkey_Alan 27/Aug/11 Lead dog

Got pumped on lower section, rested then escaped up Aero.

risby 27/Aug/11 2nd dog

Found first part difficult and fell three times

brian watson 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/11 Lead
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Mark
mark20 25/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 30/May/11 2nd O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden 22/May/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Lev 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
robinsi197 23/Apr/11 2nd
with Piotr, Nick
Hidden 11/Apr/11 Lead
Shauna 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing with a bit of a steep start.

with Annelies
Hidden 13/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead β
mwatson ??/2011 -
victim of mathematics 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Steep at the start and finish, but really good climbing throughout.

with Andy
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
scoot 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with The Chairman, Becky Athay
scoot 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with Hash
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead dog
LoopyLou 27/Aug/10 Lead dnf

A very stiff rough at the grade, steep, fingery, and difficult to place good gear past the flake up to join the finishing crack. Ended up reversing to the flake, went back up, put a cam in the crack but still wasn't happy, reversed again, escaped and finished up Catch. Disappointed.

with Thea Williams
Ed morris 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Wow great climb. Blasted the lower section before I could get pumped then wobbled my way up the top crack.

with james
Jams Crwca 22/Aug/10 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
ian d f 12/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Grace Chuchla
simonp ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Garan Comley
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Paul Bowen 02/May/10 Lead rpt
with Nicola Wilton-Jones
irish paul 02/May/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
jonnybull ?/May/10 Lead dog

got pumped. got scared. beauty of a route.

with Kunal
peggy_on_the_rocks 10/Apr/10 2nd dog
DanH9883 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead RP
sara n 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Nice climb in dim light! fingery with positive holds.

with Matt Russell
Hidden 28/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
cem 27/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 23/May/09 2nd
Hidden 23/May/09 -
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead
davidgent ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Kunal and Jonny
Rob Kennard ?/May/09 -
with Jane Weir, Andy Schofield
chris wyatt 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Dan's first E1 lead

with Nik and Dan
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo 14/Mar/09 2nd
with Joe Prinold
brockers ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Guido
janegallwey ??/2009 Lead
Tim Steward 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Crispin
Hidden 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
haydng 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Si
ASchwirtz 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Mike Todd ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with anothony schwirtz
feilx 27/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Tiff & John
TiffTiff 27/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2008 -
spacey 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Paul Evans 30/Sep/07 2nd
with spacey
khawk 09/Sep/07 Lead
with WH
Hidden 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 11/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Beesley
Duncan Skelton 07/May/07 2nd
with Paul O'Toole
Duncan Skelton 06/May/07 2nd
with Kai Green
Tim W 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Dave Westby ?/Apr/07 -
with Tony Hulme
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Owen W-G 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
Hidden 28/Aug/06 2nd O/S
datoon 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with MJ
david morse ?/Aug/06 Lead

easy to get off route

with rampant
frost ?/Aug/06 2nd
with D Garry N Griffiths
Hidden ?/Aug/06 -
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
alan rosier ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Ramon Marin 15/May/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
Hidden 01/May/06 2nd
alicia 29/Apr/06 2nd
with Pippa and Jamie
cornishben 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
chris sm 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 17/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/06 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Bella 27/Aug/05 Lead dog
with Shaw
Shaw Brown 27/Aug/05 2nd
with Carissa
al99 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
LC ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Marq 01/May/05 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
ASchwirtz 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
cem 30/Apr/05 Lead rpt
phardman 03/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Stig 22/Aug/04 Lead dog

Took my first big whipper on this, was pushing hard out of frustration at having to wait so long for the route!

with Yves
goi.ashmore 30/May/04 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Digger 10/Apr/04 2nd dnf
with James Latham
Hidden 20/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 2nd
alex_th 30/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Tim Riley
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/02 Lead O/S
cem 04/May/02 Lead O/S
with Steve Masters
Jen79 ??/2002 2nd
with Ginny Carter
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Billg 15/Sep/01 2nd O/S
with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 26/Aug/01 Lead
shoulders 10/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/00 -
andy_pemberton ??/2000 Lead
with Steve Gibson
Hidden 15/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/98 Lead
Hidden 02/May/98 2nd
Rich Kirby ?/Apr/98 2nd
with Hugh
ArnaudG ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
snowcat 07/Sep/96 2nd
with Chris Schiller
rc ??/1996 -
Steve Clegg 07/Oct/95 Lead
with Mrs C
craig h 09/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
mikej 26/May/95 Lead
with Nick Salmon
Iain Thow 31/May/93 2nd
with Sue King
Roget 12/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Hidden 05/Sep/92 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/92 AltLd
Hidden 16/Aug/92 TR
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/Jun/92 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
mikej 01/Jun/91 2nd
with Mike Byles
Andy Say 05/May/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe ??/1990 Lead O/S

circa 1990

Nigel Coe ?/Aug/89 Lead
with Frank Farrell, Norman Wright
Hidden 24/Jun/89 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer 14/May/89 2nd O/S


with al
steve taylor ?/May/88 Lead
with vic radvills
andy gittins ??/1988 -
Hidden 19/Jul/87 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/87 -
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Kenny Winkworth, David
Neil R 23/Aug/86 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 20/Jul/85 2nd
Martin Bennett 20/Jul/85 -
John Marsland 25/May/85 Lead
with George Shaw
ukb shark 10/Apr/85 2nd O/S
tapley 10/Apr/85 2nd
with Tony Raphael
steve.aisthorpe 10/Apr/85 Lead
with shark
Mike Owen 21/Apr/84 -
with Elaine Owen
Mark Kemball 30/Apr/83 Lead
with Dave Kenyon
Steve Lewis 29/Jun/80 Lead O/S
with Gary
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